95 years ago, the Ticonderoga Golf Course opened offering picturesque views on an enjoyable course. Fast forward 90 years and the Ticonderoga community was devastated when the clubhouse was lost to a fire. While golfers could still utilize the course, the area was now missing a major gathering place, employer and event space. After years of fundraising, planning, and building the new Ticonderoga Golf Course clubhouse and new restaurant, Seymour's will be open for business this spring. The opening of the clubhouse is paired perfectly with upgrades that were made to the golf course over the last several years. We recently spoke with Benn Hart from Spruce Hospitality Group and Jay Wells, a board member for the Ticonderoga Golf Course, to find out more of what we could look forward to this season.
What are some main improvements that were made to the course?
Flowing through the middle of our course is the beautiful Trout Brook. Unfortunately, this brook floods often. The course improvements started as a way to get valuable greens elevated and away from this flood zone. Every year we would have to shut down due to this flooding. At one point, we had to close the entire July 4th week. These events were devastating! The work done to improve these areas were impressive and led to a much more extensive improvement of the entire course. Improved drainage, a new irrigation system, and new holes and bunkers were added. In short, we went beyond a few improvements and have created a world-class golf course.
What sets the Ticonderoga Golf Course apart from other courses?
Ticonderoga Golf Course offers a fun and challenging golf experience for all abilities. Our course was established in 1925 by famed golf course architect Seymour Dunn. As we close in on 100 years of business we have created amazing improvements that will propel us into the future. We have always had world class views of the Adirondack Mountains as we lay nestled in the Lord Howe Valley, and now we have the world class golf experience to match the views.
Is there a new pro-shop? If so, what can be found there?
Yes, there is a new pro shop. We have a great line up of golf apparel, equipment, and services to meet the needs of any golfer. Our golf professionals, George Mackey, who has 41 years of experience at the Ticonderoga Golf Course as a PGA Golf Pro and Jason Hughes, who is new this year to the team, are available to help you make the most of your game!
Where does the name "Seymour's" come from?
The architect of the Ticonderoga Golf Course in 1925 was Mr. Seymour Dunn.
What type of menu will you be offering?
Our new restaurant is set up to have a pub style restaurant downstairs. The Tap Room will offer a comfortable setting to kick back and relax in. A bigger dining area upstairs will feature the pub menu all day and a dinner menu in the evenings. The menu has been designed by top chefs with quality and freshness as the focus. We look forward to providing a wonderful dining experience in a world class setting.
Is it a family friendly environment?
Yes! Families are always welcome at the restaurant and the golf course.
Will you be able to host events?
Yes! The building is designed to host events of all sizes and our team is ready to provide a great event experience. To book events with the restaurant contact Benn Hart: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many things were lost the night the former clubhouse burned. One thing that was not lost were the memories that patrons made there over the years. We know the new Clubhouse and Seymour’s Restaurant will continue to foster good times and create thousands of memories in the years ahead. Go to www.ticonderogagolfcourse.com for more information on booking a tee time or reserving a table!
If you need a place to practice your swing or work on your short game, check out Five Nations Golf. Five Nations Golf is a comprehensive golf center with a full-service driving range as well as a miniature golf course.
Contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce for any assistance you need in planning your trip to the Ticonderoga Area!